Pesach begins Friday evening, April 19. There will be no evening services at B’nai Israel on April 19 or April 20.

CLICK HERE for our schedule of services and programs throughout the holiday.

  • Contact Us

    If you would like more information, we can be reached in the following ways.

    By Mail or In Person:

    B’nai Israel Congregation
    6301 Montrose Road
    Rockville, MD 20852-4195

    By Phone: 301-881-6550

    By Fax: 301-881-6221

    By E-Mail: info@bnaiisraelcong.org or to contact an individual, click Clergy and Staff E-Mail

    Schilit Nursery School: 301-816-5578


    If you'd like to submit a message electronically, please use the form below.

Worship at B’nai Israel

Tfilah (prayer) is a core value at B’nai Israel. We are very proud of our twice-daily services, our vibrant Shabbat community, and our celebrations of each festival. On a liturgical level, our services are egalitarian traditional – meaning that men and women participate equally in all ritual roles and that we chant the entire Torah portion designated for each week. Our services incorporate both Hebrew and English, are musically vibrant, and include regular presentations by our rabbis on a broad range of themes and concerns.

Worship

Rabbi Michael J. Safra

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Rabbi Mitchell H. Berkowitz

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Cantor Josh C. Perlman

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Cantor Ilana Wolpert

Our Services

  • Shabbat Services & Programs
    Shabbat Services & Programs

    View our schedule of Friday night and Saturday Shabbat services, and learn about special offerings including our musical Friday Night in Lights program, Saturday Torah discussions, learner services, and youth programs.

  • High Holy Day Services
    High Holy Day Services

    Your comprehensive resource for High Holy Day information at B’nai Israel. See our schedule of services and programs, and learn about our ticketing process, volunteering, fundraisers, and more.

  • Holiday Celebrations
    Holiday Celebrations

    View our schedule of services and programs related to upcoming Jewish holidays, and learn more about preparing for and celebrating the Jewish holidays at B’nai Israel.

  • Daily Minyan
    Daily Minyan

    View the schedule for B’nai Israel’s twice daily minyan and learn more about the experiences of our regular minyan participants. We welcome guests and make every effort to support our mourners.

Learn More About

Join the B’nai Israel Choir

B’nai Israel has a new teen choir that sings on certain holidays and special occasions. We encourage you to audition and learn more about joining this special group.

Contact: Cantor Josh Perlman
301-881-6550, ext. 572
cantorjosh@bnaiisraelcong.org

Shabbat Magic Youth Services Schedule

Saturday, April 20
First Day of Pesah
11:00 AM Student-led Youth Service
11:00 AM Tot Shabbat (ages 5 and under with parent)

Saturday, April 27
9:00 AM 6th Grade Family Brunch
9:45 AM 6th Graders Join the Dweck Sanctuary Service (6th Grade Shabbat)
10:30 AM Mini Minyan (grades K–2)
10:30 AM Junior Congregation (grades 3–5)
10:30 AM Teen Minyan
11:00 AM Tot Shabbat (ages 5 and under with parent)

Saturday, May 4
EPIC Star Wars Shabbat: May The Forth Be With You
May Birthday Shabbat
10:00 AM Brunch in the B’nai Israel Cantina
10:30 AM Activities for kids from age 2–6th grade

Saturday, May 11
10:15 AM. Gold Kippah Prayer Practice
10:30 AM Junior Congregation (for children in grades K–6)
11:00 AM Tot Shabbat (ages 5 and under with parent)

Saturday, May 18
10:15 AM Gold Kippah Prayer Practice
10:30 AM Junior Congregation (for children in grades K–6)
11:00 AM Tot Shabbat (ages 5 and under with parent)

Saturday May 25
11:00 AM Student Led Youth Service
11:00 AM Tot Shabbat (ages 5 and under with parent)

Saturday, June 1
Summer Send Off and June/July Birthday Shabbat
10:15 AM Gold Kippah Prayer Practice
10:30 AM Junior Congregation (for children in grades K–6)
11:00 AM Tot Shabbat (ages 5 and under with parent)
11:40 AM Youth Kiddush honoring all of our June and July Birthdays

We Are Accessible

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Accessible to all

B’nai Israel is proud to be accessible to all.

Large print siddurim, assistive listening devices and page magnifiers are readily available. Our entire building and grounds are wheelchair accessible. We can provide sign language interpreters upon request and subject to availability.

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